Sunday, January 16, 2011

What's new at The Loft - Episode 61

Macro 3.6.5. Challenge


ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/200th Second

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The generic name, hibiscus is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος (hibískos). It native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.  The different species are often noted for their showy flowers.  The flowers are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals, ranging from white to pink, red, orange, purple or yellow, and from 4–18 cm broad. Flower color in certain species, changes with age.  The fruit is a dry five-lobed capsule, containing several seeds in each lobe, which are released when the capsule dehisces (splits open) at maturity.

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